Hello all! I am new to this site so if I somehow screwed up the search function and there is already a thread on this (I could not find one) please let me know!
I was accepted into AECP FY2012 and was wondering if anyone else on here had been as well? Or for that matter, if anyone in the last couple FY's has any words of wisdom, I would truly appreciate it. I would love to hear some other peoples school options that they are considering? My top school is Austin Peay as it is within 50 miles of a military post, does not require chem (as I did not take it and do not want to start now), and is close to where my husband will be (Fort Stewart). I found all Georgia schools required chem and I just don't have the time to take it with the classes that ASPU is asking me to take. So,..... anyone out there?
Fort Stewart, GA
Feb 2, '12
I'm not sure if they still offer the weekend program. I will be going full time for two years before going to BOLC. I am really excited to start, it has been a really long process. I have heard really good things about Old Dominion and it was easy to get my paperwork done with them because they work with so many soldiers. With that said, I own my house in Baltimore and life would be so much easier to go to the Baltimore Campus of University of Maryland.
How long have you been in?
Last edit by dccubano on Feb 2, '12
Mar 27, '12
You don't have to come from a medical MOS to apply for the program. I applied and I have been an Army Bandsmen for over 12 years. How many people they accept depends on the needs of the Corps and the amount of qualified applicants they receive every FY. THE MTF needs to be an Army Medical facility and VA hospitals do not count. In regards to school acceptance, you can be accepted anytime in the process. If you are accepted before the board results are out, you may be able to defer, it all depends on school policy. You also get to use Army TA to take your core prerequisites most of those need to be completed or close to completion before you can complete the AECP application or apply to any BSN programs. Getting a recommendation from a Chief Nurse is not hard but you have to take the initiative and set an appointment. My experience included an interview that lasted about an hour. It is best to try to do this towards the end. I had completed most of my prerequisites and made sure to have a duplicate AECP packet that was 99% complete that I could hand to her(The only thing missing was the Chief Nurse rec.). Be prepared,this is like any other job interview
, and you only have one chance to make a good impression. The interview and the way you put your packet together is critical to getting the Chief Nurse on board with a recommendation. I left the packet with her to use as reference in writing my letter.
I hope this was of some help. It looks like you are pretty early in the process. The guidelines may change by the time you are ready to apply. There is also an AECP Rep that you can contact.
Last edit by dccubano on Mar 27, '12